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The Big Winner of Election 2020: Marijuana

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Dec 22, 2020 7:17:10 AM

Drug usage and laws continue to be a hot topic for employers. This article was originally published here by

Voters approved a series of statewide ballots legalizing the use and distribution of marijuana for either medical or adult-use purposes.

The results once again affirm that marijuana legalization is a uniquely popular issue with voters of all political persuasions — with majorities of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans consistently endorsing legalization in national polls. The results also continue a multi-decade long trend of marijuana legalization advocates achieving success at the ballot box. Prior to this election, voters have decided affirmatively on 28 separate ballot measures legalizing cannabis (18 measures legalizing medical marijuana, 10 measures legalizing adult use). 

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Topics: Drug testing, Employer hot topics, Marijuana laws

Are Your Hiring Process Safeguards As Safe As You Think?

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 3, 2015 5:24:00 PM

Question: “Do you screen job candidates by performing background checks?” 

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Drug-free workplace, Hiring, background check, Drug testing

Post-Employment Screening: Why You Should Monitor Current Employees

Posted by Susan McCullah

Oct 14, 2014 3:38:00 PM

Post-employment screening is fast becoming an integral part of the business landscape. 

The reason is simple. 

Businesses across the country are losing millions of dollars each year as well as their reputations because of employees who have had a negative change in lifestyle. Even if you performed a thorough background screen when you hired the person, this does not mean you will remainrisk free as time passes. 

Here are 3 reasons why current employees should be monitored periodically:

1: Addiction. It’s estimated that 7 out of 10 people who have drug and alcohol addictions are employed either full or part time. While many people begin using drugs in their teens, this is not always the case. Employees may begin using drugs recreationally, which can spin out of control. The resulting impact can vary from poor work performance, to stealing, to on the job safety issues.

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Background screening, background screening company, background check, criminal records search, Drug testing, Data Facts, post-employment screening

My Employee Did What?!

Posted by datafactssolutions

Jun 20, 2013 9:42:11 AM

In last week’s blog, we discussed the importance of ongoing screening of current employees and how crucial periodic checks can be to maintaining a company’s safety and welfare. Keeping abreast of an employee's criminal record, motor vehicle record, and potential drug habits can eliminate big and disastrous surprises.
Keep in mind, however, there are a few rules that must be followed to ensure company compliance with the FCRA.

Here are some slight ‘tweaks’ to add to your screening policy when implementing post-employment or ongoing screening:

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Topics: Data Facts blog, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, Employment screening policy, Criminal records, Hiring, background screen, background check, FCRA, wordpress blog, Drug testing

Employment Screening in 2012: Are You Ready?

Posted by datafactssolutions

Jan 12, 2012 9:56:53 AM

Every year, more and more companies are seeing the benefit of participating in screening their employees in some manner. The term “screening” broadly encompasses anything from criminal checks, to drug testing, to verifying education and work history.

However, simply stating “we do a background check” may not be enough. Changing industry trends as well as access to additional informational resources are reasons for a company to review their employment screening policies. Here are some questions to ask to make sure your employment screening process is up to date in 2012.

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, 2012 hiring, Hiring, background check, Small business hiring, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices, Drug testing

Minimize Risk with Post-Employment Screening

Posted by datafactssolutions

Oct 19, 2011 7:39:02 AM

The majority of companies in the US have embraced pre-employment screening in their hiring process. It is estimated in 2010 that 9 out of 10 companies performed some sort of background check during the hiring process. Just as important and far less prevalent is the need for post-employment screening.

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, Good hiring practices, Drug testing

Drug Abusers and Small Businesses

Posted by datafactssolutions

Aug 24, 2011 10:18:00 AM

Woman_with_PillsDrug use in the United States is rising at an alarming pace, and this is being felt in no greater place than the small American business.
While substance abuse is a valid concern for businesses of any size, smaller businesses are at a greater risk of drug abusers damaging or completely destroying the company.

More drug abusers work there.

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Topics: Drug abuse, Pre-employment screening, Drug-free workplace, Background screening, Small business hiring, Good hiring practices, Drug testing, Drug Screening

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.